The Return of the Master

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Written by Mike Mignola
John Arcudi
Illustrated by Tyler Crook
Colored by Dave Stewart
Lettered by Clem Robins
Edited by Scott Allie
Originally Published in B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth—The Return of the Master #1–5
Internal Numbering B.P.R.D. #98–102
Date Published August–December 2012
Trade Paperback B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth – Volume 6: The Return of the Master
Omnibus Edition B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth – Volume 2

Publication HistoryEdit

B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth—The Return of the Master is a five-issue miniseries published from August to December 2012. The issues will feature covers from Ryan Sook with a "Year of Monsters" variant cover by Mike Mignola for the first issue. The third issue will be the 100th issue of B.P.R.D.


Part OneEdit

In the Scottish Highlands, a rogue scientist who escaped the bloody massacre in B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth—Russia assembles a paranormal cult bent on world destruction. Can the B.P.R.D. hunt down this group in time, or will demons be released into a world already teetering on the edge of apocalypse?

Part TwoEdit

An elite B.P.R.D. team hunts down a mad Russian scientist in the Scottish Highlands, only to be ambushed by a horrifyingly savage ghost. Meanwhile, Zinco and the Bureau meet to plan special experimentations on Johann.

Part ThreeEdit

A special B.P.R.D. task force reach the stronghold of a mad Russian scientist and his cult of followers only to find themselves trapped in a deadly fortress full of horrific black magic.

Part FourEdit

Chaos erupts as the B.P.R.D.’s forces are weakened by the crazed Russian scientist and his cult of followers. Meanwhile, the Zinco experiment at the Bureau headquarters reaches a dangerous and unexpected conclusion.

Part FiveEdit

Hell on Earth reaches its apex as massive devastation covers the globe and horrific monsters spew forth from the ground.


Alternate Issue #5 CoverEdit

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Solicitation Cover

For the solicitations, the cover of issue #5 was modified to keep the reveal of issue #4 a secret. Shortly after the publication of issue #4, the true cover was revealed.

B.P.R.D. Publication Order
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The Return of the Master
Followed by